Douro valley house - Shortlist world architecture festival
World architecute Festival 2018 (WAF)
The international architecture event takes place from 28 November to 30 November in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is one of the main international competitions in the area of architecture that aims to promote architectural projects in different categories such as: Housing, infrastructures, health, hotel, culture, etc.
According to the organization, the year 2018 was very competitive and had more than 20% of the applications compared to the year 2017. This was the year that there has been a greater number of registrations so far for the WAF awards. Among the 81 pre-selected countries, China was the country that submitted more applications. For Europe, the United Kingdom, Turkey and the Netherlands represent a significant volume of projects.
Among the 81 countries, Portugal is represented by four architectural offices, from which we must highlight the architecture office MJARC Arquitectos that will compete with the Architecture Project Douro Valley house, located in Marco de Canaveses. In the race with the four Portuguese offices, there are ateliers of great international renown such as Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster & Partners and BIG.
Check here the list of finalists for world architecture festival.
Douro Valley House
As already mentioned, MJARC Arquitectos among the representatives of Portugal, will compete with the most diverse international offices. Douro Valley House is a project completed in 2017 situated on the magnificent landscape of the Douro Valley. This architectural project had the greatest desire to interfere as little as possible with the visual topography of the landscape.